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Welcome To Our Brand New Website!

We have a brand new look and an easy to use website just in time for summer! Tap into your unbound potential and join us on a mat. We hope you love our new site as much as we do! Use this guide for reference while getting acclimated to our new digital home: Book your class here Learn more about our class schedule and class descriptions on our Classes Page Join our weekly mediation classes led by Yoga Master Alan Finger here Interested in Teacher Training or want to deepen your practice? Learn more about our 200HR - 300HR - Specialty Training and Immersion Programs Find all of the info about our workshops, specialty training, events and retreats on our Workshops & Retreats Page Connect with one of our gifted...

Life Cycles with Alan Finger

Everything in life happens in cycles: nature, seasons, relationships, emotions, and even sensations. There is always a beginning, a middle, and an end. In yoga, these cycles are represented through the granthis, which are the Energetic knots or spirals of energy, that keep us bound to this plane of existence. We can experience these cycles of energy through the vibration of the sound "AUM."  The first sound of "AUM" is the "Ah" sound, which represents creation. This is usually the first sound that a baby utters and the first letter of the alphabet. When we chant the sound "AUM" we can feel the "Ah" sound resonate at the base of the spine. It represents our unconscious and the energy of Brahma, the creator. The second sound of...

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Deepak Chopra’s 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga Challenge: Day 7

Deepak Chopra’s 7 Spiritual Laws of Yoga Challenge: Day 7 Spiritual Law 7: The Law of Detachment The Law of Dharma says that everyone has a dharma, or purpose in life. By expressing our unique talents and using them to serve others, we will experience unlimited love, abundance, and true fulfillment in our lives. The Pose: Eye of the Needle Pose The Law of Dharma is about celebrating our own unique gifts and talents, and the only way we can truly do this is by connecting inward, Platt-Finger says. Eye of the Needle Pose offers us the opportunity to be still, silent, and introspective while reflecting on the part of ourselves that is the witness. Our dharma is about our life’s purpose, and how we can use that to elevate...

Sound and Samadhi

Clear your mind. Embrace Stillness. Tune into your true self. Weekly Meditations + Yoga Asana + Live Music – Delivered straight to your computer or mobile device – Sound and Samadhi is a highly effective practice that combines ancient yoga techniques with modern music to facilitate deep meditation and induce a state of stillness called “Samadhi,” the ultimate goal of yoga. Alan Finger’s 60-80 minute meditation classes prepare your body with pre-meditative asana (poses), pranayama (breathing techniques), and visualizations to help focus the mind and draw the senses inward culminating in 18-minutes of Samadhi. The meditation classes conclude with a series of mantras (chants) to seal the practice and bring the experience of oneness into each moment of your living. Sarah Platt-Finger’s 90 minute ‘Sweat and Samadhi Soundbath’ yoga classes...